2018 Summer Celebration Trip

In April, I will turn 66, in September, Bill and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, and in December, Bill will turn 70. To celebrate all these special events in our lives, we decided to take the entire summer off from hosting/work-camping, and just relax and spend some quality time exploring New Mexico and Colorado. We’ve been to both of these states but never had the opportunity to spend the time needed to really appreciate the beauty of these states and what all they have to offer.

I’m documenting our summer travel here for our daughter, Shantel, and any family and friends that care to know where we will be this summer.

5/2 – 6/1  We will stay at the Sierra Hermosa RV Park in Questa, New Mexico. We picked this area because we thought it would be the perfect hub for taking day trips to surrounding areas that include: Eagle Nest which is situated on the enchanted circle scenic byway, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and Wild River recreation area, Carson National Forest, Taos, and the Village of Red River. Lots of fun things to see and do!

6/1 – 7/1  We will stay at Mogote Meadow Cabins RV Park in Antonito, Colorado. Here we will visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park, ride the Toltec scenic railroad, and visit the Conejos River, just to mention a few day trip activities this area has to offer.

7/1 – 7/31 We’re staying at Aspen Ridge in South Fork, Colorado. We are looking forward to traveling the Silver Thread Scenic Byway which includes visiting Lake City and Creed.

7/31 – 8/30  We will be at the Red Mountain RV Park in Kremmling, Colorado. This park is just six miles from the Wolford reservoir which offers all kinds of water activities as well as lots of hiking trails in the surrounding area.

8/30 – 9/29  We’re really looking forward to staying at the Monument RV Resort in Fruita, Colorado. This RV park is only about 30 minutes from where our kids and grandkids live in Grand Junction, Colorado, so we will have lots of  time to visit with our family that live there. Of course our day trips there will include exploring the Colorado National Monument and James R. Robb State Park with access to the Colorado River. More beautiful hiking trails to explore in this area.

Then, after a fun-filled summer, we will make our way back to our beloved Arizona. We plan to arrive back at McDowell Mountain Regional Park on 10/1 to enjoy another fun-filled winter season here.

Both Bill and I are beyond excited to take this summer to just relax, do lots of hiking and sightseeing, and have lots of time to visit with our family in Colorado. If any of our family or friends find yourselves in any of the areas where we will be over the summer, please feel free to contact us as we would love to have you come and visit us too!

Stay Tuned!




6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Feb 05, 2018 @ 18:01:25

    Oh Virginia and Bill, that sounds to exciting for the two of you. I, for one will be touring the sights with you on this wonderful adventure via beyondcinderella.com. Looking forward to photos and very descriptive and interesting descriptions of your ventures.
    Thanks for the heads up and will be looking forward. Love you guys❤️❤️


    • beyondcinderella
      Feb 06, 2018 @ 14:57:29

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. We are very excited and looking forward to our 2018 summer adventures. I will post lots of pictures and I’m sure there will be lots of stories to tell. Love all of you too. XoXo


  2. Karen
    Feb 06, 2018 @ 15:14:50

    It sounds like a wonderful summer! I’ve only been to Albuquerque, so I will look forward to learning more about New Mexico. We spent one summer vacation with the girls in Durango and Telluride. It was one of our best vacations. We loved Colorado. You will get a kick out of this: we rode the Silverton railway from Durango to Silverton (beautiful, but 3 hours each way) and when we were leaving the station, I told Larry and the girls to stay in the open car so that we could get a better view. When the train started moving, all of this black smoke came pouring down on us and we scrambled to get inside one of the cars!! No wonder we were the only people in that open car!!


  3. gotham girl
    Feb 10, 2018 @ 10:05:28

    So love everywhere that you will be staying…as you know I’ve done a little research, ha! We MUST get together some place along the way! Love you and so excited for you both for this well deserved QUALITY time together and seeing our beautiful country!


    • beyondcinderella
      Feb 11, 2018 @ 12:31:25

      Yes frissy, I do know you have done some research on where we will be staying along the way of our summer celebration… and we are so hoping you and Bob will be able to meet up with us somewhere along the way. That would be such great fun, just like when we met up in Oregon! Love you MORE! XoXo


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